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Archie Bruce – Wembley

Archie Bruce, the young Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Moor player whose death in France last weekend stunned Rugby League, will be remembered in a minute’s applause before the Coral Challenge Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday.

The minute’s applause, to celebrate his life, will be held before the crowd are invited to join in singing the traditional Cup Final anthem, Abide with Me.

It will be preceded by the Warners Champion Schools Final for Year 7 Boys, between Standish Community High School of Wigan, and Great Sankey High School – the first Warrington school to participate in the Steven Mullaney Memorial Match.

Those boys will then join a Pitch Parade also including all the participants from the London Rugby League Challenge Cup Primary RL Festival which is being staged at The Hive in Barnet on Saturday morning as part of Rugby League’s Sky Try programme – with 18 clubs taking part in Under-7s, Under-9s and Under-11s competitions (full list below).

Representatives of 19 of the community clubs, schools, colleges and Universities to have received CreatedBy funding as part of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup’s InspirationALL legacy programme will also be presented to the crowd (full details below).

Taylor Prescott is due to deliver the Challenge Cup Final match ball to the centre spot exactly as his father Steve did 10 years ago – after a gruelling overland journey from Perpignan, as part of the ongoing fund-raising efforts for the Steve Prescott Foundation in memory of the former St Helens, Hull and Wakefield Trinity full-back, and his inspirational defiance of a rare form of cancer. Taylor and a group of Steve’s former friends and team-mates will run a half marathon from Uxbridge to Wembley on Saturday morning to complete their journey, after cycling thousands of miles through France and then rowing a dragon boat 26 miles down the River Thames. They will also join the pre-match Pitch Parade.

London Rugby League Challenge Cup Primary RL Festival – the following community clubs will be taking part at The Hive in Barnet on Saturday morning, as part of Rugby League’s Sky Try programme, and joining the Warners Champion Schools finalists in a pitch parade prior to the Coral Challenge Cup Final.

West Bank Bears

North West Counties

Bassetlaw Bulldogs RLFC

Midlands

Black Swans RLFC

Midlands

West Bowling

Yorkshire Junior League

Beverley Braves

Yorkshire Junior League

Batley Boys

Yorkshire Junior League

Eastern Rhinos

London Junior League

Brixton Bulls

London Junior League

New Ravens

Midlands

Elmbridge Eagles

London Junior League

Pilkington Recs

North West Counties

Moorfield

North West Counties

Richmond

London Junior League

London Skolars

London Junior League

Southampton Spitfires

London Junior League

Medway Dragons

London Junior League

Catterick Crusaders

North East Rugby League

Sussex Merlins

London Junior League

RLWC2021 CreatedBy – the following recipients of capital grants as part of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup’s InspirationALL legacy programme will be in attendance, and presented to the crowd:

Bank Quay Bulls Amateur Rugby League Football Club (Warrington)

Kings Langley School (Dacorum)

Aspatria Hornets Amateur Rugby League Football Club (Allerdale)

South Leeds Spartans Amateur Rugby League Football Club

Golborne High School (Wigan)

Cardinal Newman Catholic High School (Warrington)

Wigan St Judes Amateur Rugby League Football Club

Ashley High School (Widnes)

Richmond Rugby League Club

Salford Community Leisure Trust on behalf of Salford Roosters Amateur Rugby League Football Club

Castleford Tigers Women Development

Shevington Sharks Amateur Rugby League Football Club (Wigan)

Portico Vine Amateur Rugby League Football Club (St Helens)

Carmel College (St Helens)

Bassetlaw Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club (Nottingham)

Blackbrook Royals Juniors Rugby League Football Club (St Helens)

Drighlington Amateur Rugby League Football Club (Leeds)

Leeds University Union Women Rugby League

University of Manchester Rugby League

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SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there’s never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back — not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It’s back this week and it’s been won first time out, so next week’s jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order — our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

The easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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